Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D photo gallery: Labor Day parade: U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine (D) mingles with proletariat (#12 and #13)

KMBC (Kansas City): Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on new voting safeguards: correcting myth that you must have an ID to vote (0:30), liberal groups’ “disgusting” attempts to suppress the vote (1:10), why he opposes Amendment 3 (2:30), signature-digitization process improvement (3:00), thoughts on special session tax cut (3:55), declines reporter’s invitation to announce 2024 gov bid (4:45) (link via

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) on tax cut discussions (0:45), disbanding of Conservative Caucus (4:10)

JCNT: Missouri Budget Project offers “alternative” to Gov. Parson’s tax cut proposal (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: State law to allow home-based businesses opens a “Pandora’s Box”; Springfield city lobbyist Will Marrs on influence of realtors, “some think tanks”

P-D: Police worry that pot-shop burglars in St. Louis metro will become violent; police say hoodlums will move from smash-and-grabs to armed robberies (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: MoDOT looking for staff for winter (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SE Missourian: Fatalities up double-digits in MoDOT’s Southeast District (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Conservationists celebrate milestone in effort to save Missouri’s endangered hellbenders

P-D editorial: Voters in Missouri and other states must reject pro-life extremists (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri has one of the lowest COVID vaccination rates in the US. Get your booster, KC

P-D letter: Bonne Terre man says Eric Schmitt understands working people better than Trudy Busch Valentine does (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Washington sexagenarian says Trudy Busch Valentine keeping “Busch” in her name is “just silly” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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